Landmarks On The Iron Road: Two Centuries Of North American Railroad Engineering by William D. MiddletonLandmarks On The Iron Road: Two Centuries Of North American Railroad Engineering by William D. Middleton

Landmarks On The Iron Road: Two Centuries Of North American Railroad Engineering

byWilliam D. Middleton

Paperback | December 23, 2011

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American civil engineers were unsurpassed in their ability to build railroads over great distances and across high mountain passes, to erect great bridges, or to bore tunnels of prodigious length. This is a remarkable story of the application of engineering to the building of a transportation system that civilized and settled America, and then supported an industrial revolution and created a world power.

William D. Middleton (1928-2011) is the author of more than 20 books and many hundreds of articles on rail transportation, engineering, and travel topics. He is editor (with George M. Smerk and Roberta L. Diehl) of Encyclopedia of North American Railroads (IUP, 2007) and co-author of Frank Julian Sprague: Electrical Inventor and Engine...
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Title:Landmarks On The Iron Road: Two Centuries Of North American Railroad EngineeringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 11 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:December 23, 2011Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253223601

ISBN - 13:9780253223609

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1 - Across the Waters
Chapter 2 - Across Great Mountains
Chapter 3 - Railroads Below Ground
Chapter 4 - Yards, Docks and Terminals
Chapter 5 - Lost Landmarks
Bibliography

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It's [Middleton's] ability to clearly explain the intricacies of civil engineering to a general-interest audience that really makes Landmarks on the Iron Road soar. . . . a must-read for anyone touched by the greatness of railroading.